Lombok Island has a lot of natural beauty that will blow your mind. The untouched beaches in Lombok have a charm that is no less beautiful than Bali. The beauty of the beaches in Lombok has even become the main attraction for local and foreign tourists. If this is your first experience visiting Lombok, some of the beautiful beaches below should be on your itinerary list.
- Selong Belanak Beach
Selong Belanak Beach is the best surfing practice spot. Therefore, this beach is a favorite spot for beginner surfers. Here you will find waves that are not too big. In addition, this beach is still empty of visitors so that you can practice more freely. This beach is surrounded by green hills, which makes it more beautiful.
Selong Belanak Beach is located in Pujut Village, Central Lombok. If you come in the afternoon, you will be surprised by a herd of buffalo being led back to the cage by the shepherd. This unique experience makes many visitors enthusiastic to see and photograph the buffalo.
- Tanjung Aan Beach
The location of Tanjung Aan Beach is quite hidden, so it is often called the hidden germ from Lombok. This beach, located in Bukit Merese, Central Lombok, offers natural views that invite admiration. The combination of green hills, blue sea, and cloudy skies make this spot look perfect.
Tanjung Aan Beach is only 5 km from Kuta Beach Lombok. Tanjung Aan Beach is considered special because it has a longer coastline. The texture of the sand on this beach is also unique because it has two different types of sand, namely pepper-like sand on the left side of the beach and fine white sand on the right side of the beach.
- Kuta Beach Lombok
Kuta Beach is not only in Bali, Central Lombok has a beach with a similar name that is no less beautiful. The beach has a stretch of white sand and is still very natural. Kuta Beach Lombok is nicknamed “Pepper Beach” because it has a grainy texture of sand that resembles pepper. Besides being famous for being beautiful, this beach also keeps the legend of the Sasak tribe, the native tribe of Lombok. There is a hill that has a similar name to a beautiful girl, Putri Mandalika.
If you come from February to March, you can see the ritual of smelling nyale or hunting for sea worms carried out by the Sasak people. This ritual is carried out to commemorate the legend of Princess Mandalika who jumped from the hill because she did not want to be fought over by many princes. According to legend, this beautiful princess eventually turned into a sea worm or nyale.
- Mawun Beach
Not far from Selong Belanak Beach, you can also find Mawun Beach. The attraction of this beach is white sand with clear blue water. This charming beach sits in a bay flanked by two green hills. If you want to see the beautiful scenery from a height then you can climb the two hills. In other words, Mawun Beach is the right destination for tourists who want to enjoy the beach and climb the hill at the same time.
- Tangsi Beach
Tangsi Beach or often called “Pink Beach,” is located in Sekaroh Village, East Lombok. In accordance with its nickname, this beach has pink sand, which is rare for other beaches. The pink color of the sand on this beach is formed by mixing white sand on the beach with red sand that comes from fragments of coral reefs.
The combination of beautiful sand and blue water makes Tangsi Beach a unique and beautiful tourist destination worth a visit. The ideal time to visit this beach is during the day. At this time, the beach sand is pink due to the reflection of the sun’s rays blending with the sweeping sea water.
Whether your trips take you to a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Lombok by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.